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POINT RETREAT LIGHT

State: ALASKA
Location: ADMIRALTY ISLAND /
LYNN CANAL
Nearest City: JUNEAU
County: JUNEAU
U.S.C.G. District: 17
Year Station Established: 1904


Point Retreat Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith, June 2001
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1924
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1973
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITHOUT LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE ON FOG SIGNAL BUILDING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER LENS?
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1924
  • Present Optic: 300 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: AFTER 1973
  • Height of Focal Plane: 63
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1904
  • Description: WHITE HEXAGONAL WOOD TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition: REPLACED WITH ACETYLENE LIGHT

  • 2. Construction Date: CIRCA 1910
  • Description: ACETYLENE LIGHT
  • Fate/Disposition: REPLACED WITH CURRENT LIGHT
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1924
  • Construction Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL MODERN
  • Fog Signal Type:
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1924
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, BOATHOUSE, DOCK, WATER TANK, FUEL STORAGE PLATFORM, HELICOPTER PAD

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / UNDER RESTORATION

Owner/Manager: ALASKA LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site: ALASKA LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference # 3000529
Name of Listing: POINT RETREAT LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 2003

Miscellaneous: 1950'S LANTERN REMOVED AND 8 FOOT CONCRETE BLOCK WITH A DOUBLE-ENDED AIRWAYS BEACON SET ATOP TOWER; PROPERTY TRANSFERRED TO THE ALASKA LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION IN 1998



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